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Nov 05, 2019

Homeless shelters across Hungary expand capacity for winter

Homeless shelters have room to house more than 10,000 people in total. Daytime warming shelters across the country have room for over 7,600 people.

Homeless shelters across Hungary are ready to welcome an additional 1,600 people in total over the winter period.

The human resources ministry told MTI that homeless shelters have room to house more than 10,000 people in total. Daytime warming shelters across the country have room for over 7,600 people.

The ministry stated that rough sleepers in need of long-term care can turn to the rehabilitation institute for homeless people and specialized shelters which have room for a total of 674 people.

This year, the government is set to spend HUF 12.1 billion (EUR 36.8m) on caring for the homeless, up from an annual budget of over HUF 9 billion in recent years.

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